All Nature & Outdoor Activities

Get your heart pumping! Speed along world-famous mountain bike trails, take in the magnificent views on a hike, or discover woodlands teeming with wildlife. Whether you have a need for speed or are looking to be inspired, get your thrills right where Scotland starts.


Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities

Beirhope Alpacas offers a unique outdoor experience, from alpaca trekking in the Cheviot Hills to off grid eco camping in the most spectacular rural location.


Newcastleton 7stanes - Newcastleton

Outdoor Activities

Newcastleton is one of the 7stanes mountain bike trail centres offering routes for beginners and those seeking a more adventurous ride.


St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve - St Abbs

Nature & Animals

Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies!


Velvet Hall Alpacas - Innerleithen

Nature & Animals

Alpaca trekking in the Scottish Borders


Dawyck Botanic Garden - Stobo

Parks & Gardens

Dawyck Botanic Garden is an impressive Garden in the hills of the Scottish Borders with seasonal displays of colourful flowers and plants and breathtaking trees


Coldingham Sands - Coldingham

Nature & Animals

The award-winning Coldingham beach


Duns Castle Nature Reserve - Duns

Nature & Animals

Duns Castle Nature Reserve is surrounded by mixed woodland with two man-made lochs; Hen Loch and Mill Dam.


Eyemouth Rib Trips - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

Gentle trips exploring our amazing coastline, or Fast Blast trips for thrill seekers.


Loch Urr - Corsock

Nature & Animals

Loch Urr is a loch 7 miles north of the village of Corsock. It is a known locally as a good fishing spot, the most…


Dere Street - Pathhead

Nature & Animals

Dere Street is a section of an old Roman Road in the Scottish Borders.


River Cree - Newton Stewart

Nature & Animals

The River Cree runs through Newton Stewart and into the Solway Firth, forming part of the natural boundary between the historical counties of Wigtownshire and…


Carlingwark Loch - Castle Douglas

Nature & Animals

A freshwater loch with footpath.


The Meldons and Eddleston - Eddleston

Nature & Animals

This is a longer cycling route of around 22.5 miles which lies in Eddleston.


RSPB Mull of Galloway - Stranraer

Nature & Animals

An outstanding coastal reserve of grassland and heath.


Springfield Mill - Lasswade

Parks & Gardens

Lovely walks on Tarred pathway to riverside, suitable for wheelchairs, and whin pathways to woodlands, ponds and wildflower meadows


Tibbie Shiels circular - Selkirk

Low Level Walks

This is a good walk with beautiful views. Grade: Moderate Distance: 5 miles


Thornielee - Galashiels

Nature & Animals

A Small Forestry Commission site. The easy access route, Meadow Trail is 0.5 miles


Glentress Forest - Ponds Trail - Glentress

Low Level Walks

Stroll around the enchanted Glentress ponds with lots of wildlife spotting opportunities en route.


Blackburn Falls - Newcastleton

Nature & Animals

The waterfalls on the Lang Gill and Black Burn were once a popular Liddesdale excursion but they are now seldom visited


Fala Flow Loch - Pathhead

Nature & Animals

Fala Flow Loch is worth exploring when walking round Fala Moor. Park in Fala village


RSPB Mersehead - Dumfries

Nature & Animals

A spectacular reserve, based on the Solway Firth.


The Merrick - Glentrool

Nature & Animals

The Merrick is the highest mountain in southern Scotland. With a summit elevation of 843 metres, it lies in the Range of the Awful Hand.


Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room - Dunragit

Parks & Gardens

Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful made gardens in Scotland with unique & stunning sea views across the Mull of…


Crichope Linn - Thornhill

Nature & Animals

Crichope Linn is a stunning gorge and waterfall between Cample and Gatelawbridge.


Galloway Alpacas - Gatehouse of Fleet

Nature & Animals

Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of SW Scotland near to Gatehouse of Fleet. Alpaca trekking, experiences, weddings and events.


Glencorse View and Great Glen Mystery Trail - Penicuik

Low Level Walks

A great walk for families or those wanting a short walk with magnificent views of Glencorse Reservoir. Distance 2.7 miles/1-1.5 hours


Coldstream, Hirsel Estate and River Tweed - Coldstream

Low Level Walks

Walking along riverside grassland, woodland paths, some muddy in places and board walks, road. Distance 11 miles/5.5 or 6 hours


Gladhouse Reservoir - Gorebridge

Nature & Animals

Gladhouse Reservoir is the largest area of freshwater in the Lothians. It was created in 1879 by the engineer James Leslie


Galloway International Dark Sky Park - Castle Douglas

Dark Skies

See the night sky as you have never seen it before, studded with thousands of stars and the Milky Way stretching overhead from horizon to…


Jenny Barry’s Cave - Carlops

Nature & Animals

Jenny Barry was reputed to be one of the two witches or 'carlins' from which the village of Carlops takes its name.